For me, Walter Mosley has entered that rarefied air of priority. His books have become events not to be missed or ignored for any length of time. When one of his mysteries are published, it takes precedence over any other reading that is currently taking place. The title of this 5th Leonid McGill installment, comes from Leonid saying to his wife, Katrina,“ ‘Sometimes I think that everybody in the world is crazy,’ ” I said, quoting myself, “ ‘except for me and you— and sometimes I wonder about you.’ ”
Mosley always does a superb job of re-familiarizing the reader with the basic cast of characters and thus makes it easy for one to pick up any of the McGill mysteries without concern about order. This is an otherworldly talent, and he makes it look easy. So, the crew is all here as we gallop along trying to solve some mysteries. Yes, plural. He has a few storylines going on in this one. There is one that is highly unlikely, and is a minor distraction from what is otherwise a fine offering.
This is the typical Mosley fare, page turning action, witty dialogue, a host of characters, and the always prevalent questions of why and how. Another enjoyable mystery and McGill, dare I say is becoming as popular as Easy Rawlins.